DOJ releases name of man killed in Fox Crossing Officer involved death

Posted: 4:54 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-26 03:42:59Z

FOX CROSSING – On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation responded to an incident in Fox Crossing at the request of Fox Crossing Police Chief Tim Seaver.

According to the DOJ, law enforcement received calls from numerous people about a man who was acting erratically with a knife and approaching members of the public in Fritse Park. Law enforcement arrived on scene and located the man, 25-year-old Joshua M. Gomoll of Kaukauna, and over the course of the incident, one Fox Crossing police officer fired their weapon and struck Gomoll.

Law enforcement rendered first-aid to Gomoll on scene, however he succumbed to injuries at the scene, according to the DOJ. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

The involved police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, per the department’s policies.

The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation of this incident has been a collaboration between DCI, Wisconsin State Patrol, Neenah Police Department, Menasha Police Department, Winnebago Sheriff’s Office and the Winnebago County Coroner. The Fox Crossing Police Department has been fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation, according to the DOJ.

DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Winnebago County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.